Sergent Walter Dalzell 18/05/1916 (8th Battalion)

Sergent Walter Dalzell 18/05/1916 (8th Battalion)

Postby dally » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:00 pm

Reported in the Westmorland Gazette, 15th June 1916.


This happened on the 18th May during action involving the 8th Battalion Border Regiment: "Sergent Walter Dalzell had a narrow escape by a snipers bullet, entering his chest within an inch of his heart. He was at the time hurrying to the aid of a comrade who had been buried in the debris following the explosion of a shell. Dalzell had been in the same hole and on getting out made for his comrade when he was brought down by the bullet. Fortunately a doctor was near at hand and the bullet was extracted"
Remembering all those who thought we were worth fighting for. Not Forgotten
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